R.I.P. Larry Hoppen (Orleans)
Larry Hoppen, singer and co-founder of the ’70s rock band Orleans, died on Tuesday of unconfirmed causes, as Rolling Stone reports. He was 61. Orleans got together in Woodstock, New York in 1972, and they went on to score big hits with “Still The One,” “Dance With Me,” and “Love Takes Time” during the second half of the decade. Hoppen remained with the band for the rest of his life, standing strong as its one constant member. They released Obscurities, their last studio album, in 2008, and Hoppen also released two solo albums.
Below, watch Hoppen and Orleans performing “Dance With Me” on The Midnight Special.